Welcome to Michigan Week!

 

The 44th Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Community Awards Breakfast
Glen Oaks Country Club
May 20 @ 7:15 a.m.
Theme:  “Celebrating The Art of Giving”
Emcee: Dave Scott, CEO/President Motown Digital

 

Greater West Bloomfield volunteers give their time, talent, and personal resources on a daily basis without regard for recognition or promotion.  They are a beautiful collection of people and organizations that serve others in diverse ways.

2016 Sponsors: Greater West Bloomfield Cable Communications Commission, Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society, Oakland County Parks and Recreation, Ronald and Melanie Torbert, Rotary Club of West Bloomfield, S. Bobby Jasti and Walled Lake Consolidated Schools.  You too can purchase a sponsorship today.  Click on the blue “Become a Sponsor” box to the right.

Don Weeks—Founder of Michigan Week

don-weeks“Don Weeks, a former State of Michigan Economic Development Director, launched the tradition of “Michigan Week” on May 2, 1954. Mr. Weeks’ vision was to bring the business, labor, government and education communities under one banner to promote Michigan. The idea: an annual “Michigan Week” to allow residents to beat their drums for their state.”

Dr. Seymour Gretchko—Former Superintendent of WB Schools

S.Gretchko3x5Dr. Seymour Gretchko was the beloved Superintendent of West Bloomfield Schools from 1983-2002. He passed away on March 19, 2002 at age 71.  To honor him, one of our communities’ great heroes, the Michigan Week Committee instituted the Dr. Seymour Gretchko Youth Advocate Award.   The focus: A prestigious award that would honor and model the principles and values embraced by Dr. Seymour Gretchko (popularly known as Sy).